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relations with south america. >> owners of the crippled power plant said gray smoke is coming from the unit. there are reports that japan's tap water is unsap for infants. the levels are so small they don't pose any risk. meanwhile, the northern part of that country was hit by another aftershock, the 6.0 quake didn't cause any damage. the original death toll has reached 9300. >> sailors on the uss george washington have left the facility south of tokyo. the ship and crew are ready to maintain long term readiness. there are reports that the u.s. is considering evacuation due to high radiation levels. they were given i. dine pills. >>> we are dealing with showers, most passing to the north of the metro area, continuing to drift off to the east. really, no heavy rain will be causing any travel problems. and it is a chilly start. in the 40s throughout most of the region. and the temperatures are milder in the mountains. in the 50s. many locations, west virginia, and kentucky, southern indiana, it is in the 60s this morning. some of that mild air will try to makes it way, as an area of low press
. >> americas growing waist lines are weighing down buses. bus companies and transit operates should recalculate the average passenger weight, adjusted from 150 to 175 pounds. that happens, fewer people would be allow on each pbt transit bus. the guidelines were from back in the 1960s when the average american was smaller than today. >> another airline fare hike, united and continental are increasing fares, it is the eighth attempt this year by carriers to hike fares, it will be the seventh successful one. american airlines failed to do it again. they have been owned by the same company, and haven't given a reason for the hike. most are blamed on rising fuel prices. >>> one publisher started to limit the number of times the library can check out an ebook to 26, before the ebook expires, assuming two-week check out period, that ewould have -- some stopped buying harper collins e-books. some say it opened a debate on e-books. >>> what happened to a dog in her own backyard that left her injury and bloodied? >> the run-in with a dangerous creature that lead to a zoo employee rushed to the hospital.
. southwest is on pace to sell 1.1 billion on fuel. they followed alaska frontier, and virginia america it is the sixth time airlines raised fare this year. that is the onlyarily i felt like haven't been impacted. they tell jokes. >> the good thing about southwest, they don't have baggage fees, i think many will still chose it because of that still expensive to fly. 4:55. 37 degrees. no longer a free ride. how the icc took a toll on the number of drivers using it. >> how soon you could be dining with your dog at local restaurants. >>> and welcome back, 4:58, news that traffic in washington is bad is nothing new. it turns out it is actually getting worse. according to ""usa today"" traffic in the largest cities increased by 11%. a trafficking company said it could be due to more people finding jobs. it is especially bad in 95 in virginia. ranked fourth on the most congested cities, dallas came in fifth on the list. >> apparently, drivers don't want to pay money to avoid congestion. imagine that. the intercounty connector started a toll yesterday, and 2100 used the bypass. 5500 used it wh
. chavez wants to create a commission from latin america, europe and the middle east to negotiate a deal between gadhafi and rebels in that country. chavez and gadhafi are close friends. there is no word on whether gadhafi has agreed to chavez's offer. >>> david cameron is turning to a former british leader for advice on libya. he's been secretly consulting with tony blair who is in washington right now. cameron is reportedly asking blair about how to make gadhafi step down. >>> as the violence continues in libya, wikileaks is reporting another recent battle brewing there this one within the gadhafi family. according to documents released by wikileaks, a dispute over a coca-cola plant sparked a demonstration. the plant was shut down for months after troops loyal to one of the sons seized control of the facility. one of gadhafi's sisters eventually became fed up with the feud and then brokered a deal between her brothers. >>> the man suspected of leaking u.s. classified video and documents to wikileaks is in even more trouble this morning. the army filed # 22 new charges. the 23-year-old
a majority of parts for north america production come from suppliers here. >>> u.s. military officials say the coalition air strikes in will i be have effectively grounded gadhafi air forces. no libyan planeses have been detected in the air for the past 24 hours. a fuel depot was also hit. the air strikes have also started driving gadhafi's ground forces back to misrata. congressional leaders have started on question the u.s. mission in libya and want clearances about a time frame to hand over leadership of the efforts. >>> and air strikes near libya's oilfields have caused the price of oil to sky rocket to its highest level in more than two years. u.s. crude futures hit $102 ending above $100 for the first time since september of 2008. that has prices on the increase once again at gasoline stations across the country. the national average this morning is $3.54 per gallon. in d.c., you'll pay $3.72, that's up five cents from a week ago. $3.47 is the average in virginia. west virginia, you're paying $3.60 per gallon. >>> five people including a police constable are dead this morning after a
in which rhee is featured. she will participate in a discussion about education reform in america. the screening will take place at american university. doors will open at 5:30 and the screening will begin at 6:00. the event is free and open to the public. it was controversial but if you haven't seen it already it's a must see. >>> it's very well done. very interesting. raises a lot of very interesting -- for questions for folks to consider. >>> tom, 4:31. another cold start to the day. >> a cold wind coming out of the southwest. which later today will warm us up. right now it's giving us a wind chill down in the 20s. temperatures are in the low 30s right now under a mostly clear sky, 34 at reagan national. we're just a little bit above freezing. look at our wind chills. down from the low to mid-20s. winds gusting 20 to 25 miles per hour. i want will shift into the northwest later today. that will bring in colder air. for right now we have a clear sky and we'll have a southwesterly flow that should warm us up by later today. there's the washington monument under this clear sky. by
, not only in the u.s., but throughout asia, africa and south america that are all contributing to higher crude oil prices and consequently higher gasoline prices at the pump. >> reporter: those higher gas prices came as many were starting to feel better about the economy, but now any extra cash may be going right into the tank. >> i think it is crazy. >> reporter: jason king spend $40 more a month on gas. >> pretty soon i'm going to have to start thinking about riding a bike or other means of transportation, definitely. >> reporter: in fact, the skyrocketing prices have some giving up the road for the rails. metro use in los angeles up 10%. and across the country commuters are using the latest technology, smartphone apps and social media to find the cheapest gas, anything to save a buck. >> everybody i know is trying to carpool and fill up the car as little as possible. >> reporter: in the weeks ahead spring is when prices typically rise the most. miguel almaguer, nbc news, los angeles. >>> the leader of australia will visit the white house to meet with president obama to discuss foreign
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